Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Early Years

A very warm welcome to our Early Years Unit at Oasis Limeside Primary School.

Here at Oasis Academy Limeside, we give every child the best start in their education.

Our Early Years team work closely with parents to ensure all children learn vital skills and concepts in a friendly, safe and stimulating environment, rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted. We place a high emphasis on developing social, emotional and communication skills in a language rich setting where children gain independence through a mixture of whole group, targeted small group and free-flow, self-directed activities, both inside and outside.

The learning programme in our OUTSTANDING EYFS Unit is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Our aim is to provide holistic learning in a safe, happy and stimulating environment through which all children are challenged and make outstanding progress. To develop confident, happy children, equipped with foundations to nurture a lifelong love of learning.

We build confident communicators supporting every child as an individual across development in all areas of the Early Years and Foundation Stage. We help every child to grow up feeling confident about their own identity, in a spirit of friendship, understanding fairness and the rights of others, valuing diversity, and ready to be a British citizen. All the children at our school SHINE with possibility.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences have a major impact on their future life chances. There are four principles which underpin our Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum:

  1. A unique child – every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  2. Positive relationships - so that children feel safe and cared for.
  3. Enabling environment – we provide a rich and varied environment which supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in a secure and safe, yet challenging, indoor and outdoor space.
  4. Learning and developing – children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. In their play, children learn at their highest levels. We provide wide ranging and varied interests that engage and involve children for sustained periods.

Areas covered in our EYFS Curriculum include the following:

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Art and Design.

Topics covered in our EYFS Curriculum include the following:

  • Marvellous Me
  • Food
  • Books
  • Growing
  • Our World
  • Summer

2 Year Old Unit - Little Wizards

We provide care and education for a number of children during morning sessions, following their second birthday.

3-4 Year Old Nursery

We provide child places in our warm, welcoming and exciting Nursery Class. We welcome all children the term after their 3rd birthday (i.e. September, January and after Easter).

We have morning and afternoon places available (8.30 -11.30am and 12.30 - 3.30pm)


We welcome children from the age of 4-5 into our high-quality Reception classrooms.

We have a before school club for those parents who require extra care for their child (8.00am start).

We plan activities to help your child’s learning journey through the Early Years Foundation Stage, towards all their early learning goals. We have a bright and stimulating learning environment, where your child can learn thorough their play, both indoors and outdoors. In school we also provide support for children and families with interventions such as speech and language and baby moves.


Our Early Years Leader oversees our Little Wizards, Nursery and Reception classes. We provide an excellent Early Years education with highly qualified teachers and very experienced staff.

Want to come and visit a school where everyone SHINES with possibility?

If you are interested please phone the academy on 0161 688 7535 or email for more information or to make an informal visit.